Course Overview

The course examines how Wind River® VxWorks® Simulator can be used to model targets connected by networks. We see how to set up networks within a single host as well as how to communicate from that internal host network to the outside networks and to other networks on other hosts.

 Prerequisite

The student should have completed the VxWorks 6.x and Workbench Essentials class or have equivalent experience.

 Level

 Intermediate

 Job Role

 System designer

 Duration

 60 minutes

 

Course Overview

This course provides engineers with an overview of VxWorks® Layer 2 MUX. Within the course, a complete Layer 2 protocol will be implemented on VxWorks 6.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of the VxWorks 6.x and Workbench Essentials class (or equivalent experience)
  • Understanding of the ISO OSI (or Internet) Network Layer model (in particular Layers 2 and 3)

Course Results

After this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the Layer 2 MUX interface.
  • Create a Layer 2 protocol receive function and bind it.
  • Create a Layer 2 protocol send function.
  • Combine above send and receive function to a functional Layer 2 network protocol.

Level

Intermediate

Job Role

Network developers

Duration

70 minutes

This course provides engineers with in-depth information about the different memory management concepts within the VxWorks® network stack. The course looks into traditional M-block-based buffer management and the slab-cache-based concept introduced by the IPNET stack. The course includes an overview of the different packet descriptors and various shell commands that will help during debugging and fine-tuning.

Prerequisites

Course Results

After this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the main buffer concepts in the VxWorks network stack.
  • Understand the basic API.
  • Identify the main parameters and know how to change them.
  • Use various network-related shell commands.

Level

Advanced

Job Role

Network developers

Duration

50 minutes